Behind Under the Grape Tree
K2’S LATEST WASHINGTON ROAD TRIP CONTINUES: THE SECOND HALF OF SATURDAY WITH THE WASHINGTON WINE COMMISSION, SIXTEEN BADASS WASHINGTON STATE PRODUCERS AND CONCLUDING THE DAY WITH A BURGER AND A BEER
 
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K2’S LATEST WASHINGTON ROAD TRIP CONTINUES: THE SECOND HALF OF SATURDAY WITH THE WASHINGTON WINE COMMISSION, SIXTEEN BADASS WASHINGTON STATE PRODUCERS AND CONCLUDING THE DAY WITH A BURGER AND A BEER

 

After the Saturday break, I went for a walkabout around the hotel we (the Guild) were staying. …

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NOTES FROM THE ROAD: THE NEWEST EDITON OF THE K2 TRAVELLING ROAD SHOW, LIVE IN SEATTLE: VENTISQUERO IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR AND WASHINGTON WINE ON THE HORIZONSeattle.  I’ve adopted this city as a kind-of home away from home.  Each time I am here, I am both…View Post

NOTES FROM THE ROAD: THE NEWEST EDITON OF THE K2 TRAVELLING ROAD SHOW, LIVE IN SEATTLE: VENTISQUERO IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR AND WASHINGTON WINE ON THE HORIZON

Seattle.  I’ve adopted this city as a kind-of home away from home.  Each time I am here, I am both…

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LIFE AND THE FAMILY TREE: THE DEUCE’S MUSICAL ELM, OLIVIER PORTET’S GRAPE-STAINED OAK AND KYMBER TYMBER’S MULTICOLORED MAPLE: GETTING WOOD WITH THREE NEW WINES FROM POLARISOne of the biggest ironies to me is that my Grandpa Keith worked tirelessly to get out of…View Post

LIFE AND THE FAMILY TREE: THE DEUCE’S MUSICAL ELM, OLIVIER PORTET’S GRAPE-STAINED OAK AND KYMBER TYMBER’S MULTICOLORED MAPLE: GETTING WOOD WITH THREE NEW WINES FROM POLARIS

One of the biggest ironies to me is that my Grandpa Keith worked tirelessly to get out of…

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COUNTING DOWN THE DAZE: THOUGHTS HEAD TO SEATTLE, THE DEUCE REVEALS HIS SECRETS TO NEWSLETTER WRITING, AND A TRIO FROM LAPOSTOLLEThe anatomy of a newsletter – where does one come up with this stuff?  For ten years at Mordor,…View Post

COUNTING DOWN THE DAZE: THOUGHTS HEAD TO SEATTLE, THE DEUCE REVEALS HIS SECRETS TO NEWSLETTER WRITING, AND A TRIO FROM LAPOSTOLLE

The anatomy of a newsletter – where does one come up with this stuff?  For ten years at Mordor,…

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THE PRE-SEATTLE INVASION COUNTDOWN BEGINS: K2’S CONTINUING SELF-IMPROVEMENT HYPERBOLE AND SELF-EXORCISM, PLUS 4 ALSACE WINES AND A PRE-ROAD TRIP HUDDLE WITH MYSELFOpening up.  It’s something of a double-sided coin with me.  While my co-workers would find me to…View Post

THE PRE-SEATTLE INVASION COUNTDOWN BEGINS: K2’S CONTINUING SELF-IMPROVEMENT HYPERBOLE AND SELF-EXORCISM, PLUS 4 ALSACE WINES AND A PRE-ROAD TRIP HUDDLE WITH MYSELF

Opening up.  It’s something of a double-sided coin with me.  While my co-workers would find me to…

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THE CHEATER’S GUIDE TO BEING TWO PLACES AT ONE TIME: THE DEUCE TAKES A HOLIDAY WHILE WAXING POETICALLY ABOUT FOUR NEW WINES FROM DOWN UNDERHaving been in retail for over a decade now, and food & beverage for about twice that, I am one…View Post

THE CHEATER’S GUIDE TO BEING TWO PLACES AT ONE TIME: THE DEUCE TAKES A HOLIDAY WHILE WAXING POETICALLY ABOUT FOUR NEW WINES FROM DOWN UNDER

Having been in retail for over a decade now, and food & beverage for about twice that, I am one…

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MEMORIAM: SAYING GOOBYE TO ANOTHER ONE OF OUR BABIESIt was the year 2000.  And no, I am not launching into Conan O’Brien’s skit from hit days on NBC,…View Post

MEMORIAM: SAYING GOOBYE TO ANOTHER ONE OF OUR BABIES

It was the year 2000.  And no, I am not launching into Conan O’Brien’s skit from hit days on NBC,…

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THE DEUCE VS. HIS INNER DEMONS: THE TWO KIMS DROP IN ON #TEAMWINO, K2 PUNCHES MR. DARK IN THE FACE, AND MOVES CLOSER TO THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFEIt’s raining again.  Man, I feel like I am living aboard a pirate ship, below decks, stuck in the…View Post

THE DEUCE VS. HIS INNER DEMONS: THE TWO KIMS DROP IN ON #TEAMWINO, K2 PUNCHES MR. DARK IN THE FACE, AND MOVES CLOSER TO THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE

It’s raining again.  Man, I feel like I am living aboard a pirate ship, below decks, stuck in the…

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RIDIN’ THE STORMS OUT (AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN): THE DEUCE VS. MODERN DENTISTRY, PLUS FOUR CALIFORNIA WHITES, MORE CUSTOMER SERVICE RANTING AND RAVING, AND OTHER ASSORTED SUNDRIESI went to the dentist yesterday.  I am fairly certain most folks wouldn’t really want to share…View Post

RIDIN’ THE STORMS OUT (AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN): THE DEUCE VS. MODERN DENTISTRY, PLUS FOUR CALIFORNIA WHITES, MORE CUSTOMER SERVICE RANTING AND RAVING, AND OTHER ASSORTED SUNDRIES

I went to the dentist yesterday.  I am fairly certain most folks wouldn’t really want to share…

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THE RAIN CONTINUES TO FALL, YET THERE IS SUNSHINE IN MY GLASS: WASHING MY SINS AWAY WITH FOUR REDS FROM CALIFORNIA, AND MULLING OVER MOTHER NATURE’S FICKLE YET POWERFUL FORCEI think I speak for just about everyone east of the Mississippi when I say I feel thoroughly…View Post

THE RAIN CONTINUES TO FALL, YET THERE IS SUNSHINE IN MY GLASS: WASHING MY SINS AWAY WITH FOUR REDS FROM CALIFORNIA, AND MULLING OVER MOTHER NATURE’S FICKLE YET POWERFUL FORCE

I think I speak for just about everyone east of the Mississippi when I say I feel thoroughly…

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